Chris Hughton, head coach of the Black Stars, says he is unaffected by criticism from Ghana Football Association (GFA) officials since taking over the post.
Randy Abbey and George Amoako, members of the GFA’s Executive Council, have publicly expressed their reservations about the Irish Ghanaian coach.
Mark Addo, the association’s vice president, also added his voice to the rising concerns over the 64-year-old, who has only won once in three games as the Black Stars’ head coach.
Hughton, on the other hand, claims that such critiques have become ‘normal’ for him and that he pays less heed to them.
“This is normal. This is something that I’ve found since I’ve been here…whenever I’m going to games, people and supporters will come up to me and tell me what they think,” he told Asaase Radio. “So, one thing I’m always conscious of is football is highs and lows and when you are on the back of what I regard as a poor result, and our last result against Madagascar was not the result that we wanted is that there’s always going to be a reaction.
“This is for me, this is normal, can’t expect for everything to be good and to be praised all the time. I’m never affected.”
Hughton will be looking to qualify Ghana to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations when they face Central African Republic in their last qualifier on Thursday.